Read the latest construction industry news from the Kalcrest Site Services team.
New standard for safety helmets
Published on 25th October 2016
Construction industry voice Build UK has drafted a new standard to promote best practice and safety on construction sites, through the use of colour coded safety helmets for on-site personnel.
Not just brickies in short supply
Published on 4th October 2016
It has long been reported that there is a considerable shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, but it’s not just the more commonly known roles - brickies, joiners, electricians etc - that are suffering.
Growth prompts rebrand and relocation for Kalcrest
Published on 2nd September 2016
Following a sustained period of growth, the Kalcrest team head into September in new premises and with a minor facelift!
Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled
Published on 4th July 2016
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has revealed it is making a number of changes to its CSCS cards, with workers seeking trainee, supervisory and managerial jobs the most likely to be affected.
Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers
Published on 2nd June 2016
The shortage of experienced bricklayers and other skilled trades has significantly pushed up wages for site workers over the past year, a new survey of construction recruitment agencies has revealed.
Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’
Published on 6th April 2016
A shortage of skilled trades is the “largest threat to construction activity” and the successful delivery of projects, the Construction Products Association has warned.
Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April
Published on 9th March 2016
Contractors and subcontractors need to be aware that important changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are being introduced in April 2016.
Umbrella company workers face travel expenses restrictions
Published on 24th February 2016
Construction contractors who work under an umbrella company will see their travel and subsistence expenses restricted when the new tax year begins on April 6th 2016.
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